One of those bands that has confuced a lot of people but have also stayed a secret for many others. Many people think of this band as a RAC band but even if their history is anything but clean they where always an Oi!/Punk band and nothing else.
The band started sometime around 1985 with members from various punkbands around Detroit.
First solid lineup was Jeff on vocals, Keith Jackson on guitar (was later replaced by Kirk), Chris also he on guitar, Bill on bass and Jim on drums.
Even if many people have completly missed this great band i think most people dont have a clue who the members actually was and what other bands they played in.
Keith Jackson was the first one to leave the band but actually one of the members that today tries to keep the memory of it alive. He played in various bands after leaving but in the mid '00s he formed the band Glass heroes that did several Rogues songs live and even did a "cover" of the song Get out alive as their first single. Glass heroes is sort of the freak baby of Rogues in my opinion since their sound is somewhat simulair to Rogues earlier sound.
Bill the bassplayer and Jim the drummer (who also played in Almighty lumberjacks of death) where active in the Detroit RAC band Rival at the same time they played in Rogues and i think this is the reason why most think of the band as a RAC band. After the breakup of both Rival and Rogues Jim went on to play in Max Resist and Bill formed what would be Liberty 37.
Another confusing matter when speaking about this band is the fact that no one really knows what pressing of their records is the original. The records i have bought (thinking it was the original pressing) have been one of those BHCD bootlegs of Rock-o-Rama LP's without any information about original release date or anything else of the kind.
I will post the records on what i know is their real releasedate so please correct me if i have put the wrong year on the records.
Semantics - Bwana Junction LP 85
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